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One of the most thorough and finest recent A.A. history books, which brings to the fore the real beginnings of Alcoholics Anonymous in Akron. It shows the roles of the founding workers--Bill W., Dr. Bob, Anne Smith, T. Henry and Clarace Williams, and Henrietta Seiberling. It shows how A.A. arose from the unusual cure of Russell Firestone in 1931 and the events in 1933 that celebrated his recovery. It explains the Akron crucible and the precise methods adopted in the summer of 1935 by Bill and Bob. The book was immediately acclaimed by Dr. Bob's two children (Sue Smith Windows and Robert R. Smith), by Congressman Seiberling, and by the daughter of T. Henry Williams. This book changed the approach of later historians who realized that the entire Akron beginnings had simply fallen through the cracks in the zeal to talk about Bill Wilson's later Big Book. The contents allows the reader to see the full picture from the beginning. The first three AAs formed the first A.A. group in Akron. The 75% success rate was achieved in Akron. Public recognition of the A.A. program grew from Akron's miraculous cures. These are the details.